When printing maps it's possible to change the style of the background Ordnance Survey mapping from the default coloured maps into a black and white lined style. This is of particular benefit when printing the maps out. It saves ink and can make clearer-looking maps.
Please bear in mind that this currently only works when printing maps at a large-scale, e.g. zoomed in below 1:2,000 scale.
It's very simple to switch the style of the background mapping:
- Expand the 'Ordnance Survey PSGA' collection.
- Click the 'OS PSGA Stack' layer to deselect it. The tick will disappear next to the layer.
- Expand the 'Ordnance Survey Individual' collection.
- Click on 'OS MasterMap - LandLine Style' to select it.
Style of the default mapping
Style of the black and white mapping
- If the map area is completely white instead of one of the two styles above then;
- one of the two maps may not be switched on. Check that one of them is switched on.
- the map may not have loaded. Check to see if the layer shows a spinning circle instead of a tick. If that's the case the map is attempting to load.
- If the map area is completely blue then zoom the map in further. The LandLine style map is limited to larger zoom levels.